NHK World prepares for “Small Steps from Hiroshima”

Japanese public broadcaster NHK's English-language international service has set an August premiere date for the forthcoming hour-long documentary My Small Steps from Hiroshima (pictured).
August 2, 2016

Japan’s NHK World TV has set a premiere date for the hour-long documentary My Small Steps from Hiroshima (pictured).

The film will recount the life story of Japanese-American Kaoru Ogura, who, as the director of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, devoted himself to exposing the nuclear devastation of Hiroshima’s bombing abroad.

Ogura settled in the leveled Japanese city of Hiroshima following the Second World War, where he interviewed survivors, conducted research and sent more than 800 pages of findings to Austrian journalist Robert Jungk.

The doc will examine recently discovered records and diaries from Ogura’s personal collection, while offering dramatized recreations of his meetings with dignitaries and journalists from across the globe.

NHK World TV is Japanese pubcaster NHK’s English-language international service. My Small Steps from Hiroshima premieres August 6 at 9:10 p.m. JST across the channel.

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